The place of event THI 2024

fmtu slika 1The conference will take place at the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Ika, Primorska 46.

The Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management is the only faculty in Croatia with a full focus on the education and scientific development in the field of tourism, hospitality industry and sustainable development, which makes it an important factor for the development of the Croatian tourism industry.

Cooperation with other higher education institutions in Croatia and other countries, as well as cooperation with institutions and companies in the private and public sector and civil society are of high importance for maintaining good quality of education and research.





Opatija slika 1Opatija, 13 km to the west of Rijeka is situated in the Kvarner bay in a sheltered position at the foot of the mountain Učka. It had been a small, romete fishermen's village until the middle of the 19th century. Opatija (in German and Italian Abbazia) got its name after the Benedictine abbey situated in the center of Opatija.

The town's modern history began in the middle of the 19th century, when Villa Angiolina was built. At that time many celebrities from metropolises of Zagreb, Vienna, and Budapest came to spend time at “Angiolina“ and in Opatija. Opatija became a fashionable destination for the Austrian imperial family and Austrian nobility. Soon the luxury hotels and grand belle époque residences and villas were built. The first luxury hotel – Hotel "Quarnero" (today "Grand Hotel Kvarner") was built in 1884. The hotel Kronprinzessin Stephanie was opened in 1885. Opatija's first guide was published in Vienna in 1883 with the title Abbazia, Idylle von der Adria.

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Hotel Excelsior LovranHotel Excelsior Lovran ****

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Hotel Excelsior LovranGrand hotel 4 opatijska cvijeta****(Opatija)

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Arrival to Opatija


The nearest airports:

  • Zagreb Airport (ZAG)

190 km from Opatija, approx. 2 h by car.

  • Pula Airport (PUY)
100 km from Opatija, approx. 1 h by car.
  •  Ronchi dei Legionari Airport (TRS), Trieste, Italy
110 km from Opatija, approx. 1 h by car.
  •  Ljubljana Airport (LJU), Slovenia
130 km from Opatija, approx 1.5 h by car.
  •  Marco Polo Airport (VCE), Venice, Italy
250 km from Opatija, approx. 2.5 h by car.



The nearest train stations:

  • Matulji, 5 km from Opatija, +385 (0)51 274 102
  • Rijeka, 15 km from Opatija, +385 (0)51 211 111
  • Zagreb, 200 km from Opatija, +385(0)60 333 444

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